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Stephen A. Smith never jumped off Celtics’ bandwagon this season | First Take

Max Kellerman discusses why his outlook has changed for the Eastern Conference with Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon being out for at least 6 to ...

Ben Simmons is costing the 76ers a championship – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith breaks down why Ben Simmons is jeopardizing the Philadelphia 76ers' chances of winning an NBA championship. ✓ Subscribe to ESPN on .....

Kevin Durant outranks James Harden as the NBA’s most unstoppable player – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman debate which NBA player is the most unstoppable player in the league. Max Kellerman chooses James Harden but ...

The Buccaneers should draft Dwayne Haskins to replace Jameis Winston – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith breaks down why the Tampa Bay Buccaneers should not let Dwayne Haskins slide to the New York Giants in the 2019 NFL draft because ...

Draymond Green, NBA stars can’t have everything they want – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith reacts to Draymond Green's comments that NBA fines are fueling the fans to act out during games and suggests players should stop ...

Le'Veon Bell's criticism of Ben Roethlisberger is completely unnecessary - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss the critical comments of New York Jets RB Le'Veon Bell about Ben Roethlisberger, saying he was "tough to pl...

The Steelers, not the Browns, will win the AFC North - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith does not dismiss the Cleveland Browns' revamped roster, but he is still rolling with the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the AFC North bec...

Giants' Dave Gettleman is 'proving to be a bad GM' - Max Kellerman | First Take

Max Kellerman, Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Clark break down New York Giants GM Dave Gettleman's rationale for trading Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland...

'The Nuggets can stop the Warriors from winning a championship' - Max Kellerman | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman assess how big of a threat the Denver Nuggets pose to the Golden State Warriors. Max says the Nuggets will give the...

The Spurs aren't a threat in the West until LaMarcus Aldridge steps up - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman reflect on the long-term success of Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs since the days of David Robinson and T...

North Carolina is Duke's biggest threat in the 2019 NCAA Tournament - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Jay Williams break down the 2019 NCAA Tournament field and discuss which team is most likely to knock off the Duke...

UNC outranks Duke on Stephen A.’s top-5 NCAA tournament contenders list | First Take

Stephen A. Smith explains why (0:05) the Michigan State Spartans, (0:30) Kentucky Wildcats, (0:54) Tennessee Volunteers, (1:15) Duke Blue Devils and (...

The Clippers are 'incredibly confident' about landing Kawhi Leonard | Stephen A. Smith Show

Stephen A. Smith believes the LA Clippers and the Brooklyn Nets have usurped their respective rivals in the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks are...

LeBron and the Lakers are officially done, front office changes to come - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Jalen Rose and Max Kellerman debate whether LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers' season is finished after a crucial loss to the ...

Mike Trout will outplay his $430M, 12-year deal with the Angels - Max Kellerman | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman analyze Mike Trout's record-smashing deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for 12 years, worth over $430 mill...

Walt Frazier calling out LeBron proves the Lakers have chemistry issues - Max Kellerman | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says Walt "Clyde" Frazier "didn't know what the hell he was talking about" after calling out LeBron James for not caring in the Los A...

Trading LeBron would be 'utterly ridiculous' for Lakers - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Jeff Van Gundy's comments that the Los Angeles Lakers should explore trading LeBron James in the offseason...

It’s not hard to stop Zion Williamson, you foul him! – Stephen A. Smith | First Take

Stephen A. Smith thinks stopping Duke Blue Devils freshman Zion Williamson is as easy as sending him to the foul line. ✓ Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube:...

Zion Williamson is more comparable to Blake Griffin than LeBron - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Will Cain compare Duke Blue Devils freshman Zion Williamson to LeBron James and evaluate his potential in the NBA.

LeBron takes 'the keys to the throne' away from NBA general managers - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Will Cain analyze the dynamic between LeBron James and the general managers that he plays for, saying that most .....

Vontaze Burfict would be perfect with the Raiders after Bengals’ release - Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith says Vontaze Burfict's release from the Cincinnati Bengals sets up a "perfect" opportunity for Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders to ...

Steelers’ 2019 offseason is the worst in NFL history – Stephen A. | First Take

Lifelong Steelers fan Stephen A. Smith weighs in on Pittsburgh's wild 2019 offseason, calling it the worst in NFL history. ✓ Subscribe to ESPN on YouT...

LeBron is lying about not being bothered by lazy defense comments – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith doesn't believe LeBron James doesn't care about the outside world criticizing his defense. Stephen A. gives LeBron a pass to take off...

LeBron James is the Lakers' biggest problem – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith doesn't consider LeBron James the best player in the league from this point forward. Stephen A. anticipated some of the Los Angeles L...